Middle East


Street Food Focus: Falafel

By admin | September 9, 2011

Photo: Robyn Lee

Photo: Robyn Lee

By: Melaina Gasbarrino

The falafel is a delicious Middle Eastern dish that is made from chickpeas or fava beans and a plethora of spices. It is a favorite among vegetarians who are looking to taste some deep fried goodness. The ingredients for the falafel are mixed together then deep-fried in balls or patties. Though it may not seem like every persons dream to eat a falafel, when topped with Tahini sauce or in a pita, the falafel is a thing of sheer perfection. Read More


Baba Ganoush

By mahir | February 18, 2011

By MarcusSamuelsson.com Editors

Difficult to pronounce and even more difficult to (politely) eat, baba ganoush is popular across the Middle East, especially in Egypt. Made from eggplant, baba ganoush typically accompanies flatbread or pita. Similar to Read More


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